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Extrabiblical supposition? Jesus speaks of ‘my wife’

This Sept. 5, 2012 file photo released by Harvard University shows a fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L. King said is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. An article published in the Harvard Theological Review on Thursday, April 10, 2014, said new scientific tests suggest the fragment is more likely an ancient document than a forgery. King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the papyrus probably dates to eighth-century Egypt based on carbon dating tests and tests on the ink’s chemical composition. AP FILE PHOTO

A controversial development points to what could be a missing text of the Holy Gospel, indicating that Jesus may have actually been married—and to someone believed to be named Mary.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Thousands to do Via Crucis in Kawa-Kawa Hill, Ligao, Albay, this Holy Week; relics of True Cross to be venerated

LIGAO Mayor Patricia Gonzalez-Alsua (center) with Rev. Fr. Albert Adison and producer-director Meng Canlas. CHAD DAWAL

Thousands of pilgrims are expected to climb Kawa-Kawa Hill and National Park in Ligao, Albay, this Holy Week to reflect on the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ by praying before the 14 life-size Stations of the Cross stretching 1.37 kilometers to the top.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Sisters of Mary Family marks 22nd death anniversary of Msgr. Schwartz

EMMAand Dr.Gavino Gaerlan on
their 50thwedding anniversary on
Jan. 18 at St. Vincent de Paul Church
on SanMarcelino Street, Ermita

TODAY, March 16, the Sisters of Mary Family will commemorate the 22nd death anniversary of its founder, Servant of God Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz, whose cause for beatification has been introduced in Rome. In honor of this occasion, the nuns will exhibit the photographs of Father Al, which he took himself.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Let us not let go of each other’s hands; we are almost there


For three Christmases now, we’ve been celebrating under the pall of calamity—“Sendong” in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in 2010; “Pablo” in Davao and ComVal in 2011.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Piat chapel rises in Carmona, Cavite; 24th anniversary of Edsa Shrine Sunday; religious exhibit at Tagaytay Highlands; Basecon chapel erected by Martha’s Vineyard

FILIPINO sculptor Dondon Awa Jr. with his work made of ivory, “The Holy Family”

The beautiful chapel of Our Lady of the Visitation of Piat in Canyon Ranch subdivision in Carmona, Cavite sits on a hill like the shrine in Piat, Cagayan.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Seek ‘nourishment’ of ‘Simbang Gabi’–Tagle

Catholics attend the first of nine dawn Masses at St. Joseph Church, which keeps the famous “Bamboo Organ,” in Las Piñas City, to signal the official start of the Christmas season. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/EDWIN BACASMAS

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said Catholics should attend the “Simbang Gabi” (Dawn Mass) as it is a typically Filipino way of celebrating the great feast of Christmas.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

From Lazarus to the ‘tao,’ the message remains the same: Justice for the poor


In the movie “Spider-Man,” Peter Parker could have prevented the death of his Uncle Ben if only he did the right thing, i.e., stopping the robber and helping the robber’s victim. But out of anger at the victim who earlier embarrassed him, Parker did not lift a finger, which could have prevented the robbery and the subsequent death of Uncle Ben.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Peñafrancia devotees hold Triduum Masses; Siruma, Camarines Sur, sets fluvial procession

KAPAMPANGANS in Los Angeles, California, will celebrate the 57th canonical coronation of Virgen de los Remedios on Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m., at the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral.

September is a great month for Marian devotees. The Nativity of the Virgin Mary is celebrated on Sept. 8, followed by the feasts of Our Lady of Sorrows on Sept. 15 and Our Lady of La Salette on Sept. 19.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Celebrating a Hybrid Holiday

TWO FAITHS, ONE FAMILY: (From left) Ashia Marie, dad Armand, little Arno, mom Annora and Arizza Ann Nocum (Contributed photo)

We have no belen or images of the Holy Family to mark Christmas in our household. Nor will our Noche Buena table feature a succulent lechon or glazed ham. As far as our Christian-Muslim family is concerned, these are mere trimmings to the real meaning of the season.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

It needs courage to be Catholic


It’s not easy to be a doctrinal Catholic today, one who adheres to the official teaching of the magisterium of the church. It’s easier to be a relativist, the obey/disobey type, depending on one’s pleasure and convenience.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  3. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  4. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  5. Almost mugged on Chino Roces Avenue
  6. How healing waters accompanied my journey of faith
  7. Palawan favorite getaway of show biz celebrities
  8. ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  9. Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  10. Philippine novelist wins US book award amid cancer and ‘Yolanda’
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  4. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  5. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  6. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  7. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  8. This is not just a farm
  9. 12 other things you can do at Pico de Loro Cove
  10. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  4. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  5. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  6. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  7. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  8. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  9. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
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  • 22 houses destroyed, 3 hurt as violent wind storm hits village
  • 242 out of 438 pass board tests for chemical engineers
  • Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  • 5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests
  • Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed
  • Sports

  • Jackson finds second wind to push Meralco past Rain or Shine
  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • PBA D-League: Waves edge skidding Superchargers
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Oil prices to go up on supply concerns, optimism on US rebound
  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV
  • DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov
  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes